Goldie Taylor from The Grio on The Rachel Maddow Show, no comment needed from me.
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Sorry about the dead link, apparently I wasn’t the only one who got it. This one is working now.
Go read his words and give him some love. We are at a turning point in this country and we have to make the correct turn.
Moments ago on CNN, acclaimed historian and author Douglas Brinkley pinned the blame for the reemergence of birtherism on NBC Entertainment for giving real estate mogul Donald Trump a primetime platform. Brinkley called on NBC to immediately drop Trump’s show, The Apprentice, from its lineup. If NBC decides to keep Trump on the air, Brinkley called on corporate sponsors to pull their ads or face a massive consumer boycotts:
We don’t have to blame “the media” for dealing with this issue. We have to blame NBC Entertainment. They need to dump Trump from his primetime news show. He’s a poison toad on the airwaves. What corporate sponsor is going to be buying ad time for Donald Trump’s show. Any company that goes into Trump and is willing to pay is going to find consumer boycott like they’ve never seen before. If you are going to do what Trump did and go after the President of the United States in such a grotesque and disingenuous way you better cough up the goods. Today the Obama administration has shown what a charlatan Donald Trump really is.
The only real answer to the racism that is “floating” around out there is education, information and people sharing it with people who are ignorant. I’m pasting the lyrics to the Stevie Wonder song Black Man from the album “Songs In The Key Of Life” below. A little name drop, my brother Rod sat in on a session at Stevie Wonder’s Electric Ladyland Studios when they were recording the song Pastime Paradise for this album. Another great tune. I remember the first time I heard the album, my brother had promo copy of it before its release, every song was amazing even on the first listen. You need this album/CD in your collection. As I was reading through the titles of the songs on that album, I decided I need to listen to the whole thing again. Love Is In Need Of Love Today, Joy Inside My Tears, Ordinary Pain…ah, definitely going to listen on my commute home today….
Black Man by Stevie Wonder, lyrics courtesy of Iamfan.com (I don’t vouch for the spelling of names)
First man to die
For the flag we now hold high (Crispus Attucks)
Was a black man
The ground were we stand
With the flag held in our hand
Was first the redman’s
Guide of a ship
On the first Columbus trip (Pedro Alonzo Nino)
Was a brown man
The railroads for trains
Came on tracking that was laid
By the yellow man
We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It’s time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men
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BOYCOTT NBC UNTIL THEY “FIRE” DONALD TRUMP! SERIOUSLY PEOPLE! Update I, II, III: Sponsors and Contacts
I will not watch a single show on NBC until Donald Trump is gone. I’m dead serious. I encourage you to do the same and I will be posting the names and addresses of advertisers on his show and NBC executives as soon as I get a chance. This is serious, people, Donald Trump is a blatant racist and shouldn’t be allowed to spread his racist propaganda on television. We have to hit them hard and force them to get rid of that asshole.
Update IV: Updated sponsor list from NamelessGenXer
Update III: Are we having an impact? From ThinkProgress
Moments ago, a Groupon representative announced that, in the future, they will block their advertisements from appearing on The Apprentice website.Update Groupon ads previously appeared on The Apprentice website. After hearing a bunch of complaints today, Groupon announced that they will not be advertising on The Apprentice website in the future. But Groupon spokesperson Julie Mossler does not consider placing website advertisements a “sponsorship.” In apparently related news, she also says the company will not offer Groupons for abortions. You can read Ms. Mossler’s statement here.
Update II: Better links according to Nick, thanks Nick
Update: If you have the time and want to express how you feel about the outrageous, sideshow and carnival barker (no offense to carnival people, really) Donald Trump, let the sponsors of his NBC show know that you will not watch that show or the network until Donald Trump is fired. I’ve called and sent several emails myself today, spend some time and hit Donald Trump where it hurts HIM the most, in his wallet.
Sponsors of Celebrity Apprentice
NBC Executives who might want to know how you feel too.
NBC Entertainment Rebecca Marks Executive Vice President, Publicity 818-777-3030 | Rebecca.Marks@nbcuni.com
Universal Pictures Cindy Gardner Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs 818-777-2581 | Cindy.Gardner@nbcuni.com
Universal Media Studios Curt King Senior Vice President, Publicity 818-777-3655 | Curt.King@nbcuni.com
Adriene Bowles Focus Features President, Worldwide Publicity and Executive VP, Marketing 818-777-7499 | Adriene.Bowles@nbcuni.com
The President is having a press conference at 9:45 where he will speak about the long form birth certificate that was just released. I hope he fucking knocks Donald Trump out with an uppercut to the chin. I’m not a violent person at all, but I would pay good money to see the President take it to Donald Trump, whether it is rhetorical or physical or both. Below is a photo of it posted by CBS News, I’ll update with the Whitehouse version soon.
This is a comment left on my Comment Policy page that I’m bumping up for you all to read. I can’t verify the veracity, but it reads like the truth to me and I have no reason to doubt Jude. I’ve heard similar stories so I tend to trust his words. Thank you, Jude for sharing this with us.
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